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TACTICAL.COM SCHOLARSHIP ESSAY CONTEST - $1000

Tactical.com is a content site focused on publishing useful guides about survivalism and prepping. In these uncertain times, we believe that helping out is the way to go . Supporting those who want to attain their dreams and goals for a better future is what we're all about.

That's why the Tactical Team is excited to launch its first-ever Tactical.com Scholarship Essay Contest. Our scholarship essay contest gives qualified students the chance to win a $1000** scholarship and use it for their educational needs and expenses.

Learn more about how to join and the full contest details below.

** The prize will be given directly to your financial aid.


WHO CAN JOIN THE ESSAY CONTEST

  • Full-time students currently enrolled at an accredited 4-year university in the United States during the 2021-2022 academic year.
  • Students of all majors provided they show proof of official enrollment upon submission.

HOW TO JOIN AND SUBMIT YOUR ENTRY

  • Write a 1,000 to 1,500-word essay according to the theme "How the pandemic paved the way to prepping and survivalism." Make sure you stick to the word count range
  • Submit your essay in a word document or .docx file and email it as an attachment to [email protected]
  • Make sure you include the following details in your word document or email: your full name,  your school, your major, your graduation date, your ID number, and the address of your school's financial aid
  • Submit your essay before or on the submission deadline, 12 midnight (EST), Wednesday, August 1, 2021
  • Wait for a confirmation email that will tell you that we've received your submission and it has been considered an official entry.
  • The winning entry will be announced on or around August 30, 2021, and the winner will be notified via the email used to submit their entry.

HOW TO WIN

  • Once considered an official entry, entries will be judged by a panel of experts based on a set of criteria.

*For contest details, please see below.


ESSAY CONTEST GUIDELINES

ELIGIBILITY

  • Applicants must be currently enrolled, full-time, at an accredited 4-year university in the United States during the 2021-2022 academic year. 
  • Students of all majors are encouraged to apply provided they show proof of official enrollment upon submission.

PRIZES

  • One student will be selected to receive $1,000 in scholarship funds based on winning essay responses that adhere to our criteria and mechanics.
  • Scholarship funds must be used to pay for qualified expenses, including tuition, books, and on-campus room and board for the 2021-2022 academic year.
  • The winner will be notified via the official email they used for submission—more details on how to redeem their scholarship via the email.

SUBMISSIONS/ENTRIES

  • To enter, applicants are encouraged to send their submission as a word document or .doc file to [email protected]

DEADLINES

  • The deadline for submission is at 12 midnight (EST), Wednesday, August 1, 2021.
  •  The winner will be notified individually via email and announced on or around August 30, 2021.

JUDGING AND CRITERIA

Entries will be judged by a panel of judges based on a set of criteria. The criteria that the judges will base their score on are as follows:


  • The deadline for submission is at 12 midnight (EST), Wednesday, August 1, 2021.
  •  The winner will be notified individually via email and announced on or around August 30, 2021.

Content (55%) 

  • Originality (Thoughtful, original choice; Story is not widely known or plagiarized)
  • Supporting Evidence (Well-researched; Supported with specific examples)
  • Source Material (Thoughtfully selected, reliable)

Presentation (45%)

  • Quality of writing (Style, clarity, flow, vocabulary)
  • Organization (Structure, paragraphing, introduction and conclusion)
  • Conventions (Syntax, grammar, spelling, and punctuation)

GROUNDS FOR DISQUALIFICATION

  • Entries that have no relevance to the theme or topic at hand.
  • Entries submitted by those not eligible.
  • Entries that do not have the following details: Full name; school; major; graduation date; ID Number; address to your school’s Financial Aid office
  • Entries that are plagiarized, or are not original in content.
  • Entries that are below or beyond the word count range of 1,000 to 1,500  words.
  • Entries submitted AFTER the submission deadline.